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Stagville State Historic Site, Durham

(4.4/5 based on 65+ reviews on the web)
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TripAdvisor
  • It was a nice and interesting tour of the main house and the slave housing, stables etc. The plantation property used to be enormous but the house was not very luxurious. The tour guide was well infor...  more »
  • Historic Stagville offers an educational, enlightening, and fun experience for history buffs, individuals, couples, and families. A great weekend afternoon activity with walking, relics, and a wealth ...  more »
  • I grew up in the area and remember when the property was donated to the State and restoration began. I've visited every several years since then, and I love how the history continues to be revealed. D...  more »
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  • This is one of my favorite sites. Today, the emphasis was on trades. Someone was making bricks out of mud, clay, and sand and water. Some else was spinning cotton. Also, Dontavious Williams was there in his hand sewn garments, cooking over an open fire. It was a delightful and beautiful day and the staff were outgoing and friendly. I especially enjoyed speaking with Stephanie, the site manager, and Vera, an interpreter. They are both extremely knowledgeable and very talented at engaging visitor. I became a member today. I highly recommend this place.
  • Went for a recent lantern-lit tour of Horton Grove slave quarters and great barn., so I'm basing this review on that event. That said, it was impressive enough to convince me to return to see the rest of Stagville. The guide, Vera, was extremely knowledgeably. She was also quite adept at parrying stupid questions and "I'm going to show how smart I am by repeating what you just told us" comments/questions. (You know the type of person I'm talking about...) The tour was an exceptional idea. As Vera pointed out, most visitors see the structures during the day. However, the night hours give a truer view of what the enslaved population would have seen. Because days were for working in the fields, nighttime was when the enslaved population actually interacted and practiced a modicum of their own culture in and about the "houses." The tour then visited the Great Barn, which lives up to its name. It's HUGE! Here Vera made another interesting point: the impressive structure was entirely slave built (including collecting the lumber, turning it into usable planks/beams, making the nails, etc) at a time when all things "negro" were being dismissed as inferior. All in all, a nice little historical site with excellent staff!
  • An educational and moving glimpse into our local history and the history of slavery in the US.
  • Awesome